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NewsArticle - > NewsArticle_Live and DataObjectAsPage -> DataObjectAsPage_Live!!


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1 June 2012 at 1:13am (Last edited: 6 June 2012 12:10am), Community Member, 14 Posts

Hello SilverStripers!

I have got a newsarticlepage which show the latest news. The problem is, the news is only shown when i'm visiting the draft page and not the live page.

I use the DataObjectAsPage Module
(i dont use the productadmin)..

My files are: newsarticle.php and newsarticleholder.php


class NewsArticle extends DataObjectAsPage {
   //The class of the page which will list this DataObject
static $listing_class = 'NewsArticleHolder';
//Class Naming (optional but reccomended)
static $plural_name = 'NewsArticles';
static $singular_name = 'NewsArticle';

   static $db = array (
      'Title' => 'Varchar(255)',
      'Date' => 'Date',
   'Author' => 'Text',
   'Content' => 'HTMLText',      
   static $has_one = array (
      'NewsHolder' => 'NewsArticleHolder',

static $summary_fields = array(
   function fieldLabels($includerelations = true) {
    $labels = parent::fieldLabels($includerelations);
    $labels['Title'] = _t('newsarticle.TITLE', 'Titel');
    $labels['Date'] = _t('newsarticle.DATE', 'Datum');
    $labels['Author'] = _t('newsarticle.AUTHOR', 'Auteur');
    $labels['Status'] = _t('newsarticle.STATUS', 'Status');
    $labels['Content'] = _t('newsarticle.CONTENT', 'Niewsbericht');
    return $labels;
//options for the new OptionsetField
protected $options = array(
    'Published' => 'Yes',
    'Draft' => 'No'
   function getCMSFields() {

    $fields = new Fieldset();

      //Add the status/view link
         $color = '#E88F31';
         $links = '<a target="_blank" href="' . $this->Link('?stage=Stage') . '">Draft</a>';
         $status = $this->Status;
         if($this->Status == 'Published')
            $color = '#000';
            $links .= ' | <a target="_blank" href="' . $this->Link('?stage=Live') . '">Published</a>';
               $status .= ' (changed)';
               $color = '#428620';

         $fields->insertFirst(new LiteralField('',
            '<div class="doapToolbar">
               <h3 class="doapTitle" style="background: '.$color.';">'. $status . '</h3>
               <p class="doapViewLinks">
                  Page View:' . $links . '

    $fields->push(new TextField('Title','Titel'), 'Content');
    $fields->push($dateField = new DateField('Date','Datum'), 'Content');
    // $fields->push(new CheckboxField ('Status','Publish'),'Content') ;
    $fields->push(new OptionsetField(
    $dateField->setConfig('showcalendar', true);
    $dateField->setConfig('dateformat', 'dd/MM/YYYY');
    $fields->push(new TextField('Author','Auteur'), 'Content');
    $fields->push(new HtmlEditorField("Content", _t('SiteTree.FOO', "Content", PR_MEDIUM, 'HTML editor title')));
    return $fields;



class NewsArticleHolder extends DataObjectAsPageHolder {
   static $has_many = array (
       'NewsArticles' => 'NewsArticle',
   public function getCMSFields() {
      $fields = parent::getCMSFields();
      $fields->addFieldsToTab("Root.Content.Nieuws", new DataObjectManager($this, 'NewsArticles', 'NewsArticle'));      
      return $fields;

class NewsArticleHolder_Controller extends DataObjectAsPageHolder_Controller {
//This needs to know be the Class of the DataObject you want this page to list
static $item_class = 'NewsArticle';
//Set the sort for the items (defaults to Created DESC)
static $item_sort = 'Title ASC';


The problem is:

When i post a new newsarticle, it inserts it to DataObjectAsPage table
but not in the DataObjectAsPage_Live table.....

Same is for NewsArticle.. It inserts in NewsArticle table but not in NewsArticle_Live....

I wanted to fix this by using a checkbox for Publishing or Drafting, this works but i dont know where to use

Does anyone knows a way to fix this?
I've got no solution yet...


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4 June 2012 at 11:47pm (Last edited: 6 June 2012 12:10am), Community Member, 14 Posts

Another question: is the doPublish() function the right function to insert my page into the dataobjectaspage_live table or is there an another function for it?

And if i change the "article" to draft, i probably need doUnpublish() ?

But the main question: how can i use those functions!!

Thanks !


11 June 2012 at 7:30pm Community Member, 14 Posts